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United States Marine Corps
O'Bannon Ave. & Iwo Jima Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
Online Schools, Area Colleges and Universities:
Active duty Military personnel are eligible for free in-state tuition with local state funded institutions. Tuition assistance is an education benefit that pays 100% of the tuition and required fees. It is capped at $4,500 per fiscal year and $250.00 per semester unit. Spouses of active duty service members may be eligible for other tuition assistance programs and scholarship opportunities. For more information on these programs, call the Lifelong Learning Education Center at 760-577-6118/6018.
The Lifelong Learning Education Center and Library/Research Center aboard MCLB Barstow are co-located at McTureous Hall, Building 218. Lifelong Learning offers free educational services to active duty military, retired military, reservists, their family members, DoD and Marine Corps Community Service employees. The Education Center provides assistance with college applications and information on scholarships, grants, and student loans. You can obtain an education plan, school advisement, and academic skills enrichment. Please stop by and visit Building 218 or call 760-577-6118/6018.
The Military Academic Skills Program (MASP) is an on-duty education (commanders’) program designed to improve the competencies of active duty and reserve enlisted personnel/dependents in the academic skills of math and reading. The Education Center offers Individual Development Plans which are self-paced or a referral can be obtained by command to attend classes at MCB Camp Pendleton. Completion of the program is expected to improve higher scores on the AFQT and increase the General Technical (GT) score.